Pioneer 106 DVD-RW - Slow Burns?
Posted on 2003-11-20
Hi, i've only had my dvd burner 3 weeks, i bought 4 packs of 25 DVD-R ritek dye discs. until now i haven't had any problems at all, i've done 75 dvds, no coasters no problems whatsoever. but i've just started the last pack, and its taking 50minutes to burn a full dvd. i've tried it with both nero and stomp and its still going really slow. the speed is set at MAX on stomp, and at 4x on nero. i've been burning both on the fly from another dvd-rom on the same ide channel, which i hadn't had any problems with either, and from my hard drives. its as if the burner is writing at 1x or something... stomp hasn't got a device buffer monitor. but on nero, the device buffer is up and down like a yoyo from the very beginning. i'm not running anything more than the very bare essentials, the computer buffer is fine, and yet it still goes up and down all through the burn. any ideas guys, i'm praying its not the drive because i really can't be bothered to have to send it back.
Thanks very much,